Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour

Not sure how I missed this, but I was browsing the internet aroung 7:50 p.m. tonight when I came across the news headline for Earth Hour. What is Earth Hour? It's a worldwide movement in which we un-plug, turn out the lights, whatever, for one hour this evening - 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The beauty of it is you're supposed to do this at 8:30 p.m. in whatever time zone you're living in. No complicated calculating, 'well, it's 4:30 p.m. there, so...." Simple. Turn off your lights at 8:30.

We spent a nice hour by candlelight just talking. No background noise, no distractions. That in itself was wonderful, but it was especially nice knowing that we were in the excellent company of:

The Vatican
Big Ben in London
The Eiffel Tower
The Capitol Dome in Washington DC
The GW Bridge in N.Y.
The Sydney Opera House
The Pyramids
plus a few billion Earth-conscious folks.

To learn more, visit


Nadine said...

I must have been living in a cave. I didn't hear about it all. I'm sorry I missed it.

Elle*Bee said...

Ditto. I hadn't heard of it until 30 minutes prior.

Shionge said...

I think it is good to spread the message globally but hopefully can up one notch further by doing it every month instead :D

Lisa R said...
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Elle*Bee said...

We're going to make it a monthly tradition: turn off the lights, log off the p.c., light some candles, have a special snack and play board games.

Elle*Bee said...

oops, I have more than one 'personal'. Regular ol' me: Elle*Bee, and my biz identity. I accidentally commented under the wrong ID. I since deleted and re-posted. (hence the "comment deleted....")

Elle*Bee said...

SHEESH! That should read *more than one PERSONA*. Yikes, I'm logging off now before I make a bigger mess.